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    Ordered TF-100

    Just got my TF-100 test kit today. Can't find how to test for Borates.Filling out the pool calculator and it is asking about borates. Am I missing something? Results are FC= 4.5ppm PH=6.8 TA =320-never turned red-More of a pink color CYA=0
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    Re: Ordered TF-100

    Borates are optional and most folks do not add borates to the pool.
    Also, the borate test is sold separately.

    You need to get the pH up in the low to mid 7's ASAP using borax.

    What is CC?
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    Re: Ordered TF-100

    CC=0
    18 x 54 Sharkline Matrix pool. 7800 gallons.
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    Pentair Clean and Clear 150 Sq Ft cartridge filter
    Hayward H100ID Heater. Purchased all from Poolsupplyworld. TF-100 TEST KIT

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    Re: Ordered TF-100

    You also might want to consider getting some CYA in your pool

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    Re: Ordered TF-100

    Yep, after you get the pH up to 7.4ish, add enough CYA via sock method to get to about 30 PPM.
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    You're done SLAMing when:
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    Re: Ordered TF-100

    Note that the CYA may also drive your pH back down, so be ready to bump it up again. (assuming you use the solid CYA)
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